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- - By MrKris (***) Date 2020-06-22 02:19
Microsoft:
[1] No new Windows-included computers (OEM) with Windows 10 32-bit.

[2] However, there will still be "non-OEM", that is full priced retail OS, Windows 10 32-bit. (Presumably to allow older machines to be upgraded to 10 if they do not have it.)

[3] Very important: those currently running Windows 10 32-bit will not notice any change:
they will still get "feature" and "security" updates from Microsoft.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/rip-microsoft-to-drop-support-for-windows-10-on-32-bit-systems/
"Microsoft has stated that future versions of Windows 10, starting with the May 2020 Update, will no longer be available as 32-bit builds on new OEM computers. ... [1] "

Note the title is the complete opposite of the actual Microsoft statements in the very same article:

"Microsoft states that they will are still committed to supporting users running older hardware [3] and will continue to make 32-bit media available in non-OEM channels [2]."

Furthermore, Microsoft will continue to offer feature updates and security updates for versions of Windows running on 32-bit hardware.[3] ...
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Ubuntu has no plans to harm anything 32-bit now running, as in the lastest long term, 5 years, Ubuntu 20.04:

https://ubuntu.com/blog/whats-new-in-ubuntu-desktop-20-04-lts
Martin Wimpress on 24 April 2020

"... Although i386 (32-bit Intel) is no longer a release architecture, Ubuntu preserves a collection of 32-bit Intel libraries to satisfy Steam, Wine, Lutris requirements, as well as a large back catalogue of classic games and applications. The Steam package in Ubuntu has also been updated for 20.04 LTS and now supports a broad range of controllers and VR devices. ..."

See also:
Ubuntu Decides to Keep Supporting Selected 32-bit Libs After Developer Outrage https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-19-10-drops-32-bit-support/
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Ubuntu: no new 32-bit libraries (frozen since 18.04, no one noticed) but a commitment to Steam, Wine, classics etc.
Windows: no new OEM 32-bit machines, commitment to continue to support current users of Windows 10 32-bit (and it still can be bought for old hardware).
 
Parent - By Vegan (****) Date 2020-06-22 22:53 Upvotes 1
This is more of a nudge towards getting the stragglers to migrate to 64-bit.

Way better memory management with 64-bit and any chess enthusiast all use 64-bit which chess engines can leverage more easily.

I used XP x64 when it launched and its been 64-bit for me since.
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